Erik D. Skarsgard, MD MSc FACS FAAP FRCSC
Co-Director of Centre for Surgical Research, Department of Surgery, UBC
Surgeon in Chief and Active Staff, BC Children’s Hospital
Hospital Authority: Provincial Health Services
Clinical Office Address:
K0-123 ACB – 4480 Oak St.
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
Phone: 604.875.3744 Fax: 604.875.2721
- Fetal surgery
- Chest wall disorders in children
- Fetal gene therapy for monogenic disorders in an animal model.
This research uses animal models to study gene delivery to respiratory and gastrointestinal epithelium in utero.
This research has potential clinical application to those monogenic metabolic disorders (such as cystic fibrosis) that are amenable to prenatal diagnosis
- Neonatal surgical outcomes research. In conjunction with the Centre for Applied Health Research and Evaluation, Child and Family Research Institute, Dr Skarsgard has developed a CIHR-funded, Canada-wide pediatric surgical network (CAPSNET) to study fetal diagnosis, treatment and outcome of babies with gastroschisis and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.